Monthly Giving

Our Faithful Friends monthly giving program helps you provide steadfast support on a schedule you select, with a gift amount that is meaningful to you.

Become a Faithful Friend

Vehicle Donation

Your tax-deductible gift of any car, truck, RV, motorcycle, or boat is a terrific way to help the animals and people that rely on HSSV. Not only is the process fast & easy, our partner offers free towing!

How it Works

  1. Complete this form to tell us about the gift you’d like to make.
  2. Our car donation partner will contact you within 2-3 business days to schedule pick-up time.
  3. Tax documentation will be sent to you 30 days after the completion of the donation process for the full sale price of your vehicle!

Please reach out to 408-262-2133 extension 123 or if you have questions.

Stocks, IRAs, Charitable Funds

Stock gifts (and other securities) can be the perfect way to make the impact you envision! In addition to providing valued support to our four- and two-legged clients, you avoid capital gains tax on appreciated stock that you’ve owned for at least one year. You can access our stock donation instructions here.

If you’d like to share a gift from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) with the animals, you can do that too. If you are age 70 ½ or older, from your annual Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) you can directly give HSSV a gift called a “Qualified Charitable Distribution” (QCD), and because you haven’t received it as income, you don’t get taxed on it! Simply contact your IRA administrator and request for them to send the gift, unless your particular IRA provides a checkbook where you can send the gift yourself.

A Donor-Advised Fund (DAF), is a giving vehicle established at a public charity, and allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction and then recommend grants from the fund over time. You can easily request a gift for HSSV through your DAF administrator any time, or if you have your DAF through Fidelity, Schwab, or BNY Mellon, you can request a gift through the portal below.

To learn more, please contact Krista Coutts, Director of Development, Major Gifts at 408-942-3011 or

Workplace Giving

Giving through your paycheck is an easy way to consistently support the lifesaving work that matters to you. Talk to your company to learn if this is an option for you. They may even match your giving by 50%, 100%, or even 200%!

Something to keep in mind – if you include your name on your match request to your company, we will be able to confirm when your gift has been matched!

See if your company will match your gift:

Honor and Memorial Gifts

A gift honoring a special person or pet adds extra meaning to a special occasion, birthday, or holiday. And memorial gifts help us honor our two- and four-legged loved ones, creating a legacy of lifesaving impact in their name.

Having the option to personalize a note or email lets your honoree or their family know you’re thinking of them and helping animals in their name.

Please reach out to us at 408-262-2133 extension 123 or if you have questions about making your gift.

Give an honor or memorial gift

Remembering Our Loved Ones = Saving More Lives

When you donate toward a Tribute Brick here at HSSV, you are not only permanently honoring a beloved person or pet; you are directly saving lives. Joan memorialized her favorite people and pets over the years with several bricks near our fountain at the front of our Peter Detkin and Michelle Oates Detkin Animal Community Center. Why? Because HSSV has been a part of her life since she was a child, and she knows with each gift toward a brick, she is saving more animals in need.

Sponsor an Animal’s Care

Has one of our adoptable animal guests caught your eye and tugged at your heart? Because it is important to us that adoption is broadly accessible from a cost standpoint, our fees do not cover the more than $300 spent on each animal’s food, shelter, enrichment, and veterinary care. By making a gift to sponsor the care of a special adoptable pet, you help ensure that our adoption programs – and all the critical care elements that make us a model shelter – will be available to everyone, for years to come.

To make a gift of sponsorship, visit our adoption pages, open the profile of the animal you love and click “Sponsor Me”.

Event Sponsorship

Sponsor The Fur Ball or our “Putt for Paws” Golf Tournament! Our annual hallmark events generates more than $1 million in lifesaving funds each year, and event sponsors are key contributors to that success!

Your sponsorships will connect you to a network of high-impact individuals with like-minded values while showcasing your philanthropy and commitment to animals in need in our community and beyond.

For more information, please contact Krista Coutts, Director of Development at 408-262-2133 extension 144 or